xbee compatibility

I want to use these two boards and this xbee to communicate wirelessly. But before I dropped the cash I wanted to get some opinions on if this will all work together.

Should work. I have basically this setup. But rather than the xbee explorer and a mini I used a regular arduino and an xbee shield.

If you want just two XBees talking to each other, the Series 1 radios are MUCH easier to configure and get communicating. And, they are cheaper, too.

I've just gone through what you're trying to do. I found this short tutorial covers it all:

http://antipastohw.blogspot.com/2009/01/xbee-shield-to-xbee-shield.html

That tutorial talks about how to program the series 2/2.5 radios in 28 easy steps. The series 1 guide would have about 10 steps.

As long as you pick the same Series of radios you shouldn't have a problem. I have only worked with the Series I and they are extremely simple to setup. Literally five minutes.

If you decide you want to use an Arduino and an XBee you could checkout my boards at http://wiblocks.luciani.org/ZB1/index.html I have a couple of software examples on the website and some XBee setup application hints in the datasheet.

(* jcl *)


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